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How much do Presidential candidates get charged for air time?


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It depends on when it is and what station it's on. Barack Obama is buying 30 minutes of primetime network airtime on some of the major networks the week before the election, and for the 30 minutes he bought from NBC it cost him something like 1 million dollars. that seems like a lot, but if he were to do it, say, during the last superbowl, 30 SECONDS would be something like 3.3 million dollars. So far together they've spent about 300 million dollars, with Obama spending 200 million and McCain spending 100 million.